Concert: The Vocal Group Fontana
Tid: Wednesday, October 11, 7:30 PM
Sted: Nyborg Castle
English Choral Music from the Reformation.
The Reformation was also a revolution in music! The silent congregation in the old Catholic church was turned into a people who all chimed in during group singing, giving voice to the many new hymns that popped up. Hymns we still know well today, for the most part. Singing together started with the Reformation. A lot of new music was composed for these hymns, just as music and fanfares were composed for the king’s chambers, his table and his court.
The Vocal Group Fontana - English Choir Music from the Reformation
Wednesday, October 11, 7:30 PM
There were personal ties from the court musicians of Christian III to Great Britain, where the Reformation was also violent and dramatic. Here, church music was a special arena for idealogical struggles. For the great reformer Martin Luther, music played a large theological role, especially singing. Luther felt that all music was beneficial and good, but the very best was music that praised God. Music and singing were an instrument for the true faith. Fontana sings works by the great British composers of the day, Tallis & Byrd, who are considered some of the most outstanding who ever wrote choir music.
Admission: 100 kr.
Purchase your ticket here
Three Days about the Music of the Reformation
In connection with commemorating the Reformation, the Museums of Eastern Funen have put together a program to help you learn about the music of that time. The program is broad and covers everything from court music at the king’s castle in Nyborg, to musical lectures and samples of historical cakes and drinks, to lovely English choral music from the time of the Reformation.
See the other two events that focus on the musical revolution during the Reformation:
Admission to all three events is 250 kr. Purchase here
All the events start at 7:30 PM in the Great Hall, Nyborg Castle
Nyborg Castle is being restored
17. January 2018
A significant part of the big castle project in Nyborg is a thorough restoration of the Royal Palace and of the remains of the central watch tower. A pilot project has just begun.
Wow! Nyborg Castle will look like this!
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A 22 m. (72’) high watch tower will again rise above Nyborg Castle. From the watch tower, visitors will be able to see the Great Belt, and the brick walls will glow after dark! On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the approved project description for restoring and expanding Nyborg Castle was presented in the Great Hall of the castle.
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At the end of the 2017 season, Nyborg Castle will close for extensive renovations and expansion. In 2020, the castle will open again as a recreated 4-sided castle, with new exhibition possibilities.
Battle Days with a Nordic Profile
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The annual Battle Days in Nyborg will henceforth be called Nordic Battle Days, and the castle scene for the great battle will be expanded.